Never fret with accessing your deleted messages because WhatsApp now allows you to see them.
Over the course, WhatsApp has delivered new features to heighten the user experience of the app. Recently, the instant messaging platform released the ability to delete messages called the “Delete For Everyone” feature. It works efficiently; users can long-press a message to delete certain messages for individual or group chats.
How It Works
The feature works similarly to other instant messaging apps like Messenger, in which the app is deeply acquainted, and Telegram. However, its duration lasts longer, giving users more chances. Users are given 13 hours, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds to delete them after sending them. After this, the app will no longer delete the messages for both parties but only for themselves.
Once a message is deleted during the time period, the app will replace it with a notification for the recipient saying, ‘This message was deleted.’
How To Access The Deleted Messages
Understandably, some users want to see these deleted messages, but how? WhatsApp does not have an inbuilt feature to read these deleted messages. Hence, in this post, their whereabouts will be listed in steps. It works best on Android phones. Meanwhile, there are no available instructions yet for Apple devices, unfortunately.
Since WhatsApp lacks the feature to read the deleted messages (of course, they are deleted for a reason), users who want to see them need to download a third-party application to mount it successfully. The app will monitor the user’s phone notifications. A notification will appear saying that the app will record. The process is only possible if the chat screen is open, so users shall be active during the time.
Using Third-Party Access
- Go to PlayStore and download Notisave.
- Grant the app all permissions in the settings.
- Toggle the auto-start option.
These three steps will enable users to read messages on WhatsApp and other apps.
The Notisave app is free; therefore, you should anticipate the ads. However, these ads are nothing compared to their advantages, such as recovering deleted messages, media files, images, videos, and more.
Without The Third-Party App
On the other hand, it is still possible to see these deleted messages without the app mentioned above, and it works very simple. However, it only works for Android 11 smartphones. There is already an option for inbuilt notification history. This is how to enable it:
- Open Settings and go to Apps & Notifications.
- Tap the Notifications.
- Click on Notification History, then the button beside ‘Use notification history.’
After following these steps, all notifications, including WhatsApp messages, will be visible on the page. However, unlike Notisave, it only works with deleted messages and not other files. Still, it is possible because WhatsApp Settings have an option. Users just need to toggle the “automatically save images to gallery” option.